Under Western Skies (1926)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 57 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Dashing Norman Kerry wasn't exactly what one would call a "cowboy" type, but that didn't stop his home studio of Universal from casting him in Under Western Skies. The plot centers around two basic incidents: A wild horse roundup and a championship hurdling race. Bob Erskin (Norman Kerry) captures and tames a magnificent wild stallion then rides the horse to victory in the race. Much of the climax was filmed during the real-life Pendleton Round-Up, an annual Oregon event. Critics who carped that the storyline of Under Western Skies was shaky had no complaints about the thrill-packed finale.

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horse, race/ethnicity